Season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead’ Will Have You Fearing The Living

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AMC gave fans their first glimpse of The Walking Dead season 3 at Comic-Con, and the action-packed four minute long trailer made one thing abundantly clear: we’re not on Hershel’s farm anymore.

Fans that were frustrated by the shambling pace of the story last season should be satisfied by the spoilerific extended glimpse at what’s coming up. Expect lots of blood, lots of action and lots of the sure to be awesome Michonne. The trailer also gives us a better look at the near mythic prison that causes fans of the comic book to speak in hushed, reverent tones and thankfully it doesn’t look the least bit homey, which is a relief after spending so much time chilling on the relatively peaceful farm. The characters had enough of a respite last season; it’s time to bring on the zombies…and The Governor.

British actor David Morrissey (Doctor Who, Sense and Sensibility) was tapped to play The Governor, and he will be providing the series with its first bona fide human threat–unless you count Michael Raymond-James’ heartbreakingly short stint in season 2. It’s unclear just how scary The Governor will be from the promo, but his seeming benevolence has Michonne on guard, and I don’t know about you, but I’m going to trust the instincts of the lady with the swords and pet zombies. Besides, I’m guessing that “fight the dead, fear the living” tagline isn’t just for show.

If that’s not enough to get you pumped for season 3 here are a few more promising teases to look out for in the trailer: a crash, Rick ominously telling someone “they spilled blood” to take the prison, and a certain familiar face sporting some unfamiliar hardware. Watch the promo and check out the new season 3 pictures below then head to the comments and let us know which part of the trailer has you the most excited about the upcoming season.

Season 3 of The Walking Dead premieres on October 14 on AMC.

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(Photo credit: Gene Page/AMC.)